Brown Oatmeal Soda Bread

"I don't remember where I got this recipe, but the family loves it. We often have it in place of biscuts or corn bread. Great in the fall with a nice bowl of soup."
photo by Diane B. photo by Diane B.
photo by Diane B.
photo by Diane B. photo by Diane B.
Ready In:
2 loaves




  • If using sour milk, prepare and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix 2 1/4 cup of the flour with the rest of the dry ingredients.
  • Form a well in the center.
  • In another bowl (or large measuring cup) whisk together the egg and milk.
  • Pour milk mixture into the dry ingredients and fold until JUST combined.
  • Turn out onto floured surface and knead the other 1/4 cup of flour into the bread being careful not to overwork the dough.
  • Cut dough in half.
  • Form into 2 round loaves.
  • Cut a cross into the top of each loaf.
  • Dust with flour and sprinkle with additional oats.
  • Sprinkle baking sheets (I prefer to use baking stones) with oats to prevent sticking and bake loaves at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. ksbappa
    Is there a mistake in the Nutritional Information of this bread? 1300+ calories per serving sounds way too high. I am hoping it is Per LOAF, not per serving? Just want to double check before making it.


  1. Susie R.
    Good bread, but the recipe is confusing! I'm still waiting to hear about the amount of flour that is correct. I played it by ear and it came out great, anyway. Thanks!
  2. Art Messier
    This is one of the most delicious breads I have ever eaten..And so easy to make..Thank you Elizabeth Fox...Art
  3. mrsfabicons
    What an excellent soad bread recipe! Made it for Patrick's Day and it was a hit! Great with honey or tomato jam. Thanks!
  4. Georgiapea
    Perfect brown bread! Tastes just like the real deal. I made mine with kitchen-made buttermilk, and I used all but 1 cup white whole wheat flour (King Arthur makes one). The dough is really shaggy and sticks to everything before you add that final 1/4 cup of flour - and even then it's still pretty wet. The only other thing I did different was cook it for an extra 5-10 minutes until the internal temperature reached 195 or so. After 32 minutes the temperature was only at around 135. Beautiful bread - thanks BothFex!
  5. afaaborg
    This was so good; just like the Irish pub serves in my town. I split the ingredients in half and made just one loaf. It took a minute to convince my husband that I made the bread and didn't buy it at the store!


  1. Terrid
    I just made this for St. Patricks day! It was delicious. I used oat flour in place of the wheat flour because that was all I had. My 3 year old niece said it tasted like a bowl of oatmeal. Great toasted the next day with jam!


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